I think we are missing out now a days. Remember the old Drive In Theaters? The one in Park Rapids has given way to a housing development.
As teenagers It used to be great fun sneaking a bunch of kids in. One time Far Guy and John were driving and Rhonda and I hid under a blanket on the floor of the back seat. All of a sudden the guys took off hollering “You will never catch us” as the tires spun gravel into the air. WELL…the Drive In was closed and they were just fooling us. Rhonda and I laughed so hard we almost peed our pants.
There is a remnant of a Drive In Theater over at Wadena.
We stopped to take photos last summer.
The “Snack Shack/Projection Building/Bathroom” building could still be seen.
I recall as a youngster playing on the swings and teetertotters at some Drive Ins before the movie started and the bugs got bad.
Later as a young couple it was an affordable night out. We would dress the girls in their pajamas and grab their pillows and blankets. Taking a paper bag of popcorn from home and koolaid in a jar….a date night where we didn’t need a babysitter.